The entire Neversink River Watershed is the only one remaining major
tributary to the Delaware Watershed water supply system unrepresented by a
caretaker preservation organization in New York State. With
the help of the our neighbors we hope to remedy that oversight.
What we do here in the Neversink River Valley has significant
consequences downstream. We are the largest contributing watershed of
Valley Watershed. The Neversink enters the Delaware river just
Upper Delaware National and Scenic Recrational River within which the
water quality is required to meet very high standards. Two thirds of
Sullivan County waterways are upstream from the UDNS&RR.
the confluence of the Neversink into the Delaware there is the Delaware
River Watergap, another pristine park enviroment. Further downstream
the New Jersey water supply system monitors water quality closely; and
they have formally indentified the health of Neversink River watershed
primary factor in the potential degradation of their overall water
What we do locally on the Neversink River impacts these very high quality,
valuable clean water assets. We will have to answer for any neglegence in our
stuartship. Any environmental descisions made without accounting for our place in
these larger regulated watersheds could have costly consequences.
select the Image
to see a complete map of the Delaware river watershed including the
Neversink River Valley